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  • Gunner Loves Lanes Island Preserve
    Gunner Loves Lanes Island Preserve
    by chocolatelab
  • Gunner Enjoying Sea Weed Bath
    Gunner Enjoying Sea Weed Bath
    by chocolatelab
  • Ocean View from Lanes Island Preserve
    Ocean View from Lanes Island Preserve
    by chocolatelab

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    Lobster Capitol

    by karenincalifornia Updated Aug 13, 2006

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    Favorite thing: On your way by ferry to Vinalhaven, you'll notice many brightly colored buoys floating in the ocean. They get denser as you approach the island. Being landlubbers, it took my family a couple of minutes to figure out what these were. They're lobster buoys, marking the location of the lobster cage. Each lobsterman (or lobsterperson, to be PC) is assigned his own special color combo so he/she knows which traps are his/hers.

    Fondest memory: Lobstering is Vinalhaven's mainstay. Vinalhaven is a small community, but it is one of the largest lobster ports in Maine. I later learned from my kayak guide in Deer Isle (who used to have a lobster license) that each lobsterman gets a license for 800 traps. Licenses are issued on a territorial basis - so if you have a Vinalhaven license, you can't drop your traps around Deer Isle. On a good day, those 800 traps can catch 1,000 pounds of lobster.

    Lobster buoys around Vinalhaven, ME
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    Hiking On Lane's Island Preserve

    by chocolatelab Written Jun 12, 2008

    Favorite thing: Gunner and I spent a week on island and we really loved Lanes Island Preserve. Daily hikes and retrives on Sand Beach.

    Fondest memory: Meeting Actor Michael York and his lovely wife

    Ocean View from Lanes Island Preserve Returning After Long Hike Gunner Enjoying Sea Weed Bath Gunner Loves Lanes Island Preserve Gunner (pronounced Gunna in Maine) Taking a Nap

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    Lobster Boat Captain

    by WheninRome Written Jan 12, 2007

    Fondest memory: If only I had a Lieutenant Dan, I too could be a Lobsterboat Captain.

    No seriously, lobstering is grueling work even in the summer. In the winter it is downright dangerous.

    Aye Aye Captain

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